15 Worst Business Decisions Ever

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  1. George Lucas decided to sell Star Wars to Disney. Anyone here think this
    will be good or bad for Star Wars? Right now I just don’t know.

  2. i remember when blockbuster was still around and i would just go there on
    saturday nights to get some movie……………those were the days…..

  3. What about sony nintendo. When sony was going to build an addition to the
    super nintendo and nintendo backked out last minute and sony, out of spite,
    built the playstation. Seriously 

  4. Its strange that walmart won for customer service lol. Cause their customer
    service SUCKS. they will literally ignore me and not be where they should
    be to help customers. But kmart isnt much better. I prefer target. Its a
    little more expensive but its much cleaner quieter and people are always
    asking if i need assistance. 

  5. My dad LOVED new coke for some reason, when it was going away, he stock
    piled so much that he died before he could finish them. I was digging
    around in the attic and found them, there is still 20 cases up there and my
    fridge was stocked for a while. It was funny when people drank it and did
    not know what was going on lol.

  6. There once was a gaming console created by two companies, named Nintendo
    and Sony. However, Nintendo didn’t have much faith in the console, and
    abandoned it. Sony decided to finish the project and bring it on the market.

    Name of the console? *Playstation*
    Good job Nintendo, good job.

  7. Great list, Danger Dolan…but you forgot to mention Nintendo.

    During the 80s and first half of the 90s, Nintendo was the unstoppable
    giant of the video gaming world. They did everything right, until it was
    time for the successor to the Super Nintendo console to hit the scene – the
    Nintendo64, an absolute powerhouse for its time. Better and more powerful
    than its competitors (SEGA Saturn, and Sony Playstation) in almost every
    way, there was nothing to suggest that the outcome of this generation of
    consoles would be any different than the previous. Nintendo would be the
    winner, and that was that. Well… it didn’t quite turn out like that.

    Going from 2D pixel based games to 3D polygon based graphics requires lots
    of digital storage space. For the longest time, Nintendo was making the N64
    to be a CD ROM player. But then out of fear of losing profit to the piracy
    that plagued the CD rom market, Nintendo suddenly ditched the planned CD
    ROM player, and made the N64 console cartridge based like their previous
    two consoles. Cartridges are expensive to produce, and had only a fraction
    of the storage capacity of a CD. What’s even worse, Nintendo made this
    decision way too late. All the 3rd party game developers were already far
    into their game projects for the console, thinking they had the 700mb of a
    CD to work with (+ the ability to put a game on several disks), instead of
    the 8mb of a cartridge (an NO ability to but the game onto several units).
    The most powerful console on the generation, had been reduced to something
    that equals a Porsche with a thimble sized gas tank. The games that were in
    development for the new super console had already exceeded the size of
    Nintendo’s miserable cartridges, and the 3rd party developers urged
    Nintendo to reconsider. Nintendo replied with arrogance, and basically told
    the developers to suck it up and make the games smaller, or start over.
    Nintendo thought they were unstoppable, and that they alone still could
    dictate the conditions of game development. The results were catastrophic,
    and their once so loyal 3rd party developers abandoned the console in
    droves, for what would become the new king of the consoles – Sony
    Playstation. Nintendo lost their momentum, and the effects are still felt
    today.

    The story doesn’t end here, though. It actually has a really interesting
    prequel. See, a few years earlier, Nintendo worked together with Sony to
    develop a 32bit CD ROM player add-on for the 16bit Super Nintendo console.
    The add-on machine dubbed “Nintendo Playstation” was heavily anticipated,
    until one day out of a clear blue sky, Nintendo decided to axe the project,
    because they felt that Sony had too much of an advantage contractually.
    Sony were outraged at such a disrespectful treatment from a business
    partner. They continued to work on the console, which was later released
    as Sony Playstation. Irony so thick you could almost touch it. 

  8. There was a time when one could get in and out of Walmart fast? I don’t
    believe it. Every Walmart I have ever been into takes at least an hour to
    get in, get three to five items and get out. It takes at least 20-45
    minutes just to get through the line. Takes about 10-15 minutes just to
    walk around to get those few items. Takes at least five to ten minutes to
    enter the parking lot and try to find a parking space then walk to the
    store. I typically shop at smaller grocery stores simply because I can get
    in and get out without spending more time than needed. I try to buy locally
    when I can to help the little guys. Fuk Walmart.

  9. ever get that feeling when you immediately regret a decision?

    like when you fuck your best friends sister, at his house, on his bed, in
    her arse….

  10. Failing to purchase Google when they were offered for a very reasonable
    price in hindsight must be the biggest blunder you could think of. Short
    of energy companies Google must be close to the biggest company in the
    world, they certainly have the most reach of any company you can think of
    and seem to have their fingers in everything.

    Calling Google a ‘company’ sort of undersells it, realistically they’ve got
    to be considered a global empire.

  11. YOU FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE!!!!!! the first music industry that
    taylor swift asked to listen to her REJECTED her…but big machine recordes
    acepted her…who is laughing now ?

  12. New coke was sweeter than regular coke.
    It was more like Pepsi which was sweeter.
    Seems all the soda pop has become sweeter, most likely to attract the kids.
    I don’t remember 7-Up being so sweet when I was a kid. Now its like liquid
    sugar. Disgusting. Its why I rarely drink soda pop anymore.

  13. Honerable mention:

    Near the mid 90s, Nintendo planned to create a disc system as a successor
    to the Super Nintendo. They hired Phillips and Sony to create their own
    versions of the proposed system. However, Nintendo scraped the idea at some
    point in development and both Phillips and Sony made their own consoles
    based on the proposed system. While Phillips failed with their system, the
    CD-i, Sony created the financially successful and popular Playstation.

  14. Square merging with Enix. That is all I can say. I pretty much stopped
    caring about the game industry a long time ago including the churners of
    triple A titles because these major companies deliver nothing but
    disappointment after disappointment nowadays out of typical corporate
    avarice. Square’s merging with Enix is one of the primal factors of this
    discouragement for me.

  15. Coke’s big change was due to going from sugar cane to beet sugar, and
    people did not like the taste. Even the “classic” version was supposed to
    bring back that taste and did not quite make it. Currently, Coke made in
    Mexico uses cane sugar, if you can get it.

  16. 1:43 Peanut butter M&M’s, hm? The ironic thing is that I’m currently eating
    a bag of ’em while watching this. Fuck, I love these things.

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